Fixing Non Planar Walls in AutoCAD Architecture – VBA Powered

Ever get a file in AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), aka the software formerly known as Architectural Desktop (ADT), that just had more wall cleanup problems than you knew what to do with? It happens frequently when walls are converted from existing linework or traced from other files. One problem is that the walls can have different end point elevations…and this is really bad for ADT. Rather than fixing each wall one at a time or fixing them within the properties dialog, wouldn’t it be easier if you could simply run a quick macro to fix every wall in the current drawing? I thought so. Thats why I wrote the routines you can download below.

Want to learn how to load the file you can download for your version of ADT?
Then watch this video:

Want to see that video in full size? Try this link:

Want to learn more about how this routine was written? You’ll get the code and all the backgrounder info by reading my AUGI HotNews article from the July 2006 issue. When you are done reading, head back here to download the version specific routines.

Thanks to creative commons and Derek Audette for the background music.

Be Aware – Amazon Context Links Could be Dangerous – Video

As I alluded to in my comments on last weeks “Sneak” Preview post, watch out how you configure Amazon’s Contextual Links widget on your website or blog. I added contextual links long ago and found out recently how out of context they can be! Watch the video below to see what I went through and how I resolved it.

Apparently, Amazon isn’t the only one who has not properly provided oversight for their “context links”. I understand, via Mike Perry, that other ad generators have a similar problem.

BesideTheCursor – Reloaded…coming soon

When this year started I promised to blog on a regular basis. Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way…nevertheless, I have been busy when I am not blogging. One of the things I’ve been working on is a new and improved vehicle for presenting BesideTheCursor to the world. Here is a preview.

I expect WordPress to be easier to manage, easier to Search, easier to read and use. Coming soon….
Thank you Blogger for the memories!…